Torrential rains wash them, white snow falls on their forehead, the breezes and storm blow Cross them.
Nature has been very generous to both Kashmir and Switzerland. And dawn has inspired the poets to write poetry that moves the words of millions.
The visible shapes of nature, her sights and sounds speak to the poets the language of love and beauty.
William Wordsworth the greatest poet of nature says, The beauties of Kashmir beggar description.
In springtime there, Meadows are gay with the lowest flowers and streams sleep and dance merrily as they flow down their valleys. Here are the beauteous sights of nature, more beautiful than any painting, which is, after all, imitation. The butterfly with its silken wings flits from flower to flower.
Painters make pictures of the grassy fields, streams, and flowering trees. At night the glow worm lights its lamp among the flowers and grass.
If nature is not nurtured, then the soil, the waters, and the atmosphere will soon cease to exist.
Would you want to live in a barren or desolate place like the moon?
They were forced right away to 'cultivate a similar closeness to the land (y pp 2-3).' For if they hadn't, the small fraction of them that did survive the early years, would not have if the Indians did not help them.
In other words, the settlers were used to a world in which everything was civil and righteous.